Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 23203 [2017-10292]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 97 / Monday, May 22, 2017 / Notices Enforcement Consultants, Ad Hoc DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Day 6—Monday, June 12, 2017 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration California State Delegation, 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation, 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation, 7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel, 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team, 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team, 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants, Ad Hoc Day 7—Tuesday, June 13, 2017 California State Delegation, 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation, 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation, 7 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team, 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants, Ad Hoc Day 8—Wednesday, June 14, 2017 California State Delegation, 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation, 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation, 7 a.m. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Pacific Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Pacific Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280, ext. 411 at least 10 business days prior to the meeting date. Dated: May 17, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–10330 Filed 5–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:17 May 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Foreign Fishing Vessel Permits, Vessel, and Gear Identification, and Reporting Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0648–0075. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 7. Average Hours per Response: For permit applications: One and one half hours for an application for a directed fishery; two hours for a joint venture application, and 45 minutes for a transshipment permit; for fishing activity reporting: 6 minutes for a joint venture report; 30 minutes per day for joint venture record-keeping; and 7.5 minutes per day for record-keeping by transport vessels; for weekly reports, 30 minutes per response; for foreign vessel and gear identification marking: 15 minutes per marking. Burden Hours: 82. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issues permits, under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.; MSA), to foreign fishing vessels fishing or operating in United States’ (U.S.) waters. MSA and associated regulations at 50 CFR part 600 require that vessels apply for fishing permits, that vessels and certain gear be marked for identification purposes, that observers be embarked on selected vessels, and that permit holders report their fishing effort and catch or, when processing fish under joint ventures, the amount and locations of fish received from U.S. vessels. These requirements apply to all foreign vessels fishing, transshipping, or processing fish in U.S. waters. Information is collected from persons who operate a foreign fishing vessel in U.S. waters to participate in a directed fishery or joint venture operation, transship fish harvested by a U.S. vessel PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23203 to a location outside the U.S., or process fish in internal waters. Each person operating a foreign fishing vessel under MSA authority may be required to submit information for a permit, mark their vessels and gear, or submit information about their fishing activities. To facilitate observer coverage, foreign fishing vessel operators must provide a quarterly schedule of fishing effort and upon request must also provide observers with copies of any required records. For foreign fishing vessels that process fish in internal waters, the information collected varies somewhat from other foreign fishing vessels that participate in a directed fishery or a joint venture operation. In particular, these vessels may not be required to provide a permit application or mark their vessels. The information submitted in applications is used to determine whether permits should be used to authorize directed foreign fishing, participation in joint ventures with U.S. vessels, or transshipments of fish or fish products within U.S. waters. The display of identifying numbers on vessels and gear aid in fishery law enforcement and allows other fishermen to report suspicious activity. Reporting of fishing activities allows monitoring of fish received by foreign vessels. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually, weekly and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: May 16, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–10292 Filed 5–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF440 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Foreign Fishing Vessel Permits, Vessel, and Gear 
Identification, and Reporting Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0075.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 7.
    Average Hours per Response: For permit applications: One and one 
half hours for an application for a directed fishery; two hours for a 
joint venture application, and 45 minutes for a transshipment permit; 
for fishing activity reporting: 6 minutes for a joint venture report; 
30 minutes per day for joint venture record-keeping; and 7.5 minutes 
per day for record-keeping by transport vessels; for weekly reports, 30 
minutes per response; for foreign vessel and gear identification 
marking: 15 minutes per marking.
    Burden Hours: 82.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issues permits, under 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 
1801 et seq.; MSA), to foreign fishing vessels fishing or operating in 
United States' (U.S.) waters. MSA and associated regulations at 50 CFR 
part 600 require that vessels apply for fishing permits, that vessels 
and certain gear be marked for identification purposes, that observers 
be embarked on selected vessels, and that permit holders report their 
fishing effort and catch or, when processing fish under joint ventures, 
the amount and locations of fish received from U.S. vessels. These 
requirements apply to all foreign vessels fishing, transshipping, or 
processing fish in U.S. waters.
    Information is collected from persons who operate a foreign fishing 
vessel in U.S. waters to participate in a directed fishery or joint 
venture operation, transship fish harvested by a U.S. vessel to a 
location outside the U.S., or process fish in internal waters. Each 
person operating a foreign fishing vessel under MSA authority may be 
required to submit information for a permit, mark their vessels and 
gear, or submit information about their fishing activities. To 
facilitate observer coverage, foreign fishing vessel operators must 
provide a quarterly schedule of fishing effort and upon request must 
also provide observers with copies of any required records. For foreign 
fishing vessels that process fish in internal waters, the information 
collected varies somewhat from other foreign fishing vessels that 
participate in a directed fishery or a joint venture operation. In 
particular, these vessels may not be required to provide a permit 
application or mark their vessels. The information submitted in 
applications is used to determine whether permits should be used to 
authorize directed foreign fishing, participation in joint ventures 
with U.S. vessels, or transshipments of fish or fish products within 
U.S. waters. The display of identifying numbers on vessels and gear aid 
in fishery law enforcement and allows other fishermen to report 
suspicious activity. Reporting of fishing activities allows monitoring 
of fish received by foreign vessels.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually, weekly and on occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. 
Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections 
currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395-5806.

     Dated: May 16, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-10292 Filed 5-19-17; 8:45 am]
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